February 17 – 21, 2005
VFW Post #1051
This year’s Presidents’ Day Tournament was held at the V.F.W. Post 1051 in Ripon, CA.
In total, 86 players entered the 5 event, 5 day competition. Billy Maxwell (Great West Shuffleboard) supplied the 7 boards that were used. The tournament started on Thursday, February 16th, with an A/B Draw event. On Friday night the ABC Draw began. On Saturday morning, the Open Doubles played its first game and the ABC and Doubles ran throughout the day. On Sunday, 3 events were running simultaneously; the Open Doubles, the Open Singles, and the Add-to-3 Bring partner event.
Except for the RV issue, the V.F.W. did a wonderful job. Tasty dishes were served up throughout the tournament, and the VFW crew were courteous, helpful and most accommodating, as they we introduced to the world of shuffleboard tournaments.
On Saturday we proudly inducted Bob Hunt and Nick Chaffin into the California Shuffleboard Hall of Fame. A memorial service took place on Saturday in honor of one our most beloved friends from the shuffleboard world, Fred Thuman, who had passed away only a couple of weeks before the tournament.
AB Draw (26 Teams)
|1st Place||Pat Bayless & Virgil Jones|
|2nd Place||Clara Kenny & Mike Waters|
|3rd Place||Judy Morphis & Rick Thomas|
|4th Place||Ted Curtice & John Azevedo|
|5th / 6th Place||Mahlon Nobles & Lorraine Olson|
|5th / 6th Place||Darroll Nelson & Linda Nobles|
ABC Draw (13 Teams)
|1st Place||Mike Waters, Evie Werner, Brent McQuillan|
|2nd Place||Bill Walker, H.L. Lee, Susie Jones|
|3rd Place||Marion Bailey, Donna Cox, Bev Chaffin|
Open Doubles (20 Teams)
|1st Place||Bill Melton & David Williams|
|2nd Place||Darrol Nelson & Jim Payne|
|3rd Place||Mike Kinney & Kenny Hawkes|
|4th Place||Mike Keevil & Michael Olson|
Add to 3 Doubles (18 Teams)
|1st Place||Bob Crum & Barbara Crum|
|2nd Place||Mike Kinney & Timi Kale|
|3rd Place||Kenny Hawkes & Jeff Posthumus|
|4th Place||Clark Kenny & Virgil Jones|
Open Singles (21 Players)
|1st Place||David Williams|
|2nd Place||Dave Keithahn|
|3rd Place||Dudley Hutcherson|
|4th Place||Bill Melton|